As a world-class university within one of the best cities in the world, UBC attracts some of the brightest minds as well as the most intriguing academic and cultural events. The neighbourhood offers a buzzing, active social scene complete with concerts, theatre, varsity-level sports, museums, and more. The western part of the BC’s Lower Mainland is also designated as the University Endowment Lands. This warm community is the fusion of the University of British Columbia, the vast forest of the Pacific Spirit Park and the University’s Hill Community.
UBC also features world class research & educational amenities, a golf course, hiking trails, elementary & secondary schools and the Pacific Park which serves as a buffer from the city life.
Vancouver has always been known for its keen nature preservation and green space. The UBC is a prime example of such community, surviving the logging industry during the 1800s. After a century has passed, many of the logging trails have been transformed into hike trails that run through the wide expanse of the Pacific Spirit Park. Its quaint and suburban atmosphere is situated between acres of lush forest and the world class University of British Columbia Campus.
UBC is known as the biggest university in British Columbia. The entire UBC area includes Point Grey Campus institutional facilities, market housing, student housing complexes, recreational amenities, retail establishments and the western part f the Pacific Spirit Regional Park.
Although there are still portions of the University area that don’t have rent controlled student accommodations, UBC’s premium land features several upscale addresses in Vancouver. Some of the multimillion dollar residential properties are located in the hidden lands of the Great Vancouver Region.
School and Transportation
UBC is only a thirty minute drive to downtown core. It also offers beautiful scenic and direct routes to the Vancouver International Airport. Catering to the size of the entire student populace, the University community is fully serviced by the city’s transit system.
Shopping and Recreation
Aside from the fabulous shops and wonderful food shops located in the UBC campus, the W. 10th Avenue is also a major attraction. The area highlights a wonderful array of restaurants, coffee bars, boutiques and so much more. Whether you are just window shopping or know the thing that you want, the local shops are good enough to satisfy your shopping needs. The UBC grounds itself offers plenty of attractions to locals and tourists alike. Some of the famous university destinations include the UBC Botanical Garden, Nitobe Memorial Garden and the Museum of Anthropology. The Pacific Spirit Park features a comprehensive trail system for you to explore, bike, nature hikes, and so much more. The western edge of Lower Mainland also offers easy access to beaches perfect for jogging, hiking or even relaxing under the sun.